Dining Awards

2024 Dining Awards: Utah Classics and Restaurants to Watch

It’s the Eternal Question. “Where Should We Eat?” It’s a query that we ask ourselves as hunger sets in. It’s a question that couples and families text message around wildly as the...

2024 Best Restaurant: Caffé Molise + BTG

Caffé Molise and BTG have been quietly great since long before they moved to their massive location at 400 South and West Temple. (“The Bay” to old Salt Lakers.) And frankly, their...

2024 Best Restaurant: Tupelo

Let’s start here. “I had one of the best meals of my life,” says panelist Jennifer Burns. And where was this life-changing experience made manifest? Tupelo in Park City. “There wasn’t a...

2024 Best Restaurant: Pho 777

Here’s the thing about Pho. It’s kind of like that old saw about pizza even when “it’s bad, it’s not that bad.” Except here’s where that breaks down. Bad pizza is so...

2024 Best Restaurant: Back 40 Ranch House Grill

We are in an era of nostalgia for the cowboy, specifically the western cowboy. OK, we’re talking John Dutton and Kevin Costner here. The sagebrush and the rooting tooting rodeo are enough,...

2024 Best Restaurant: Bar Nohm

In 2022, we asked Utah’s top chefs to name their favorite restaurants for the ‘Chef’s Choice Edition’ of the Salt Lake magazine Dining Awards. David Chon’s Nohm got the emphatic nod from...

2024 Best Restaurant: Hell’s Backbone

Every year, Hell’s Backbone has earned a nod from Salt Lake magazine. Our late editor Mary Brown Malouf long championed this experiment in sustainability, kindness and destination dining in Southern Utah. That’s...

2024 Best Restaurant: La Cevicheria

La Cevicheria opened in 2023, on the continuingly beleaguered downtown block of 200 South, in the space formerly occupied by the small chain Cancun Cafe. Its owner and chef, Manuel Ortega,  made...